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Biker (Trainer class)

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This article is about the Trainer class. For the Motorcyclist that shares his sprite with it, see Charles.
ぼうそうぞく Wild-riding Gang
Chopper and Tyra, Bikers from the anime
Other names
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
FireRed and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
Stadium 2
Gender Male*
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Chopper, Tyra
Jessie and James (formerly)
Anime debut The Bridge Bike Gang
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut The Boss Gets Off (Adventures)
PBW01 (Pokémon BW)
Get The Flying Machine!! (Pocket Monsters)

A Biker (Japanese: ぼうそうぞく Wild-riding Gang) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. They are generally depicted as rough men wearing jackets with wild hairstyles riding motorcycles. Furthermore, they are also oftentimes spotted with Roughnecks. Pokémon Red and Blue's sprite is nearly identical to Pokémon Gold and Silver's sprite. Coincidentally, the sprites of Bikers in HeartGold and SoulSilver are similar to the sprites of the Roughnecks in FireRed and LeafGreen. The bikes shown in the HeartGold and SoulSilver sprites have a part that looks very similar to the horn of a male Heracross.

Notable gangs of Bikers include the Kanto Pokémon Federation, the Black Empoleon, and the Bridge Bike Gang. They are sometimes depicted as being affiliated with Team Rocket.

When paired with Roughnecks in Double Battles, they are called Hooligans.

They specialize in Poison and Fire-type Pokémon. In the Battle Subway, they specialize in non-legendary Pokémon with high base stats, and in the early stages, Dark- and Ghost-type Pokémon.


Spr RG Biker.png Spr GS Biker.png Spr FRLG Biker.png Spr HGSS Biker.png Spr BW Biker.png Spr B2W2 Biker.png S2 Biker.png
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Generation I
Image from
Generation II
Image from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Image from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Image from
Black and White
Image from
Black 2 and White 2
Image from
Stadium 2
Biker I OD.png Biker II OD.png Biker III OD.png Biker IV OD.png Biker OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Generation V

Trainer List

Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow

Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal

Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen

Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver

Pokémon Black/White

In the anime

A bunch of bikers appeared in The Bridge Bike Gang, as the title gang. Notable members include Chopper and Tyra. The gang stopped Ash and his friends from crossing the bridge, but after a battle, Ash told them he was trying to save a sick Pokémon, so the bike gang let them go. Jessie and James were also members of this biker gang before joining Team Rocket.

In the manga

The Black Empoleon Bikers in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In The Boss Gets Off, a group of Bikers appeared at Three Island. There, they decided to take all of the berries from the nearby Berry Forest, then they would destroy the town. On their way to the forest, they nearly ran over Lostelle. The boss of the gang then threatened the little girl. Overhearing this, the legendary Deoxys attacked the Bikers. They were all battered and bruised, but the leader got away and begged for help from a man, but he showed no mercy for them.

In the Black & White chapter, the Black Empoleon appeared before Black when he was crossing the Tubeline Bridge.

In the Be a Master!! Pokémon BW manga

In PBW01, there is a biker called the Bike Gang King (Jp: 暴走族キング Bousouzoku King) where he laughs at the thought of the trio becoming battle masters and starts to insult them, annoying Monta and Cheren. He thinks they are weak and challenges Monta and Cheren to a Double Battle against just his Braviary. Despite being very strong, he was defeated by Monta's Snivy and Cheren's Tepig's combination of Grass-type and Fire-type.


Bike Gang King's Braviary
The Bike Gang King's Braviary was first seen in a battle against Monta's Snivy and Cheren's Tepig. Snivy uses Vine Whip which hardly does any damage, and also one of Tepig's fire attacks. Braviary uses Wing Attack hurting Snivy badly and uses Peck on Tepig sending it flying. It goes in for a Fury Attack which Snivy dodges and the duo perform their combination fainting Braviary.

Braviary's known moves are Wing Attack, Peck and Fury Attack.

Debut PBW01

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A group of bikers show up in Get The Flying Machine!! where they are taking over the streets of Celadon City and attack Red's Clefairy.


Biker Primeape PM.png
Biker Weezing PM.png


  • In German, the Biker and the Cyclist are both called "Bikers."
  • In Black and White, Bikers and Cyclists will alter the speed of their bikes, depending on if the player is walking or running.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Motard
Germany Flag.png German Biker
Rowdy (HGSS onwards)
Italy Flag.png Italian Centauro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 폭주족 (Pokjujok)
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Motorista / Motero

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kanto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*Bug CatcherBurglarCamper*ChampionGSCFRLGHGSS
ChannelerCue BallElite FourGSCFRLGHGSSEngineerFishermanGamer*GentlemanHikerJugglerLass
LeaderGSCFRLGHGSSPicnicker*Poké Maniac*PKMN TrainerGSCPsychicRivalRocker
Rocket Boss*FRLGHGSSSailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSSPokéfanGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Beta Trainer class:
Sevii Islands Aroma LadyBikerBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCamperCool CoupleCooltrainerCrush Girl
Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Only in Trainer Tower:
BeautyBurglarEngineerRockerSailorSuper Nerd
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery ManCHGSS*
Double TeamHGSSElderHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Only in the Battle FrontierHGSS:

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollector
CowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdolJoggerLadyNinja Boy
Parasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN Ranger
RancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialite
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
Nursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
Pokéstar Studios Only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedianFine Actor
Movie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament Only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
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